Chelsea blow semi to leave a Barca – United final
So it’ll be Barcelona in the Champions League final this year after Los Cules’ 1-1 draw with a unashamedly negative Chelsea side tonight. Barcelona have a wonderful array of attacking talent, which can destroy any defence on the planet. Chelsea knew it and with 25 minutes left decided to put their 11 men behind the ball against Barça’s 10, while the visitors took risks and threw men forward. Sure, the referee made some poor decisions but the game remained in Chelsea’s hands. They bottled it by swapping their striker for a right-back, and fell for the sucker punch. At least a United – Barcelona final should make for a great match. And with three out of four first choice defenders already out of the final, Barça are there for the taking. Bring on May 27!